About the Trail
Go for a walk in the woods at beautiful Mount Nemo! Towering high above the surrounding landscape, Mount Nemo is an oasis of soaring cliffs and deep crevices hosting lush ferns and mosses. Eastern White Cedars – some more than 1,000 years old – cling to cracks in the limestone cliffs. Mount Nemo boosts one of the best cliff ecosystems on Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment. This pre-settlement forest is the oldest, least disturbed forest in eastern North America.
From the Mount Nemo Conservation Area parking lot, follow the main Bruce Trail east along an old quarry road. Watch for the white blazes (trail markers) as the Trail swings north (left) to reach the Escarpment edge. After about one kilometer you will reach a raised observation platform. Here you will be rewarded with sweeping and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. From here the blue-blazed Mount Nemo Side Trail heads south to return to the parking lot.